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so i have never lifted a 4x4 before. i am gonna be building a 91 ford f250. have a fuel injected 460 in it right now with dana 60's front and rear with detroit lockers. its already a sweet off road truck, but i wanna be able to take it though some of the hardest mud holes around. i was thinking a 6 to 8 inch lift with at least 38.5" to 44" boggers. i just know what exactly i need for the lift and it everything i would need comes in all one kit you find online. thanks for the help!
 

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basically the entire lift. i was looking at some kits online with different off road companies, but i dunno if there is a difference an any of them. i mean one for rock calling, one for mudding, or one just for show. i mean i see all these different kits out there and i dunno. i am one to lower a truck or car. this will be my first lift project and just wanna do it right. i dont wanna get set up into something thats not gonna be functional.
 

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skyjacker and tuff country are the only kits ive used they are good for mudding and trail riding and some kinda big stuff. alot of the big ass deisels u see running around got skyjacker on em...the tuff country took everything i threw at it
 

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nice i will look into it. now i have done some reading up on the 4 link suspension and found that there are several different ways do to set them up. no the best way for a mud truck? or if its even something i wanna consider doing. i literally know basically nothing about lifting a truck.
 

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Body Lift or Suspension Lift - What is Right for Your Truck? - Associated Content

If you have seen those trucks towering high above the road than you are familiar with what a lift kit is. Perhaps you wondered exactly how they work and what the different ways of achieving such a lift are. The two types of lifts out there are body lifts and suspension lifts. Neither is completely superior to the other, and they both have both benefits and disadvantages. If you are considering lifting your vehicle to newfound heights, how do you which one to choose? It all depends on what features you want out of a lift.

If you are going mostly for looks and not off-roading capabilities, a body lift would probably be the best fit for you. Body lifts are cheaper and they don't throw off your suspension geometry. They are a great choice if you just want the look of a lifted vehicle or if you want to just feel higher up. You can install larger tires with this type of lift also, so it is a good choice, especially for a beginner to install.

If off-roading is your main concern, you should definitely look into a suspension lift. Although more costly than a body lift, you will get much better results. Suspension lifts replace shocks and springs, but they will change your vehicle's steering geometry. More components and work are needed to get this type of lift set up, and it requires more expertise for installation. Similarly to the body lift, this lift also allows you to install larger tires. This type of lift will allow you to crawl around in the off-road areas more successfully, but it is not for everyone.

There is more to installing lift kits than just installing some suspension parts onto your vehicle. If you choose to install larger tires, your speedometer will no longer read accurately. Additional calibration modifications will need to be done to correct this problem, or you can leave it as it is if that vehicle just serves the purpose of being a serious off-roading vehicle.

In the end, it all comes down to want you really want out of a lift and how much you are willing to spend. I recommend that you do it right if you choose to install a lift kit. Get a nice reputable kit instead of a really cheap one and make sure it is installed properly. The last thing you want is to get injured or injure somebody else from an improperly installed lift kit. If you lack the knowledge or tools to do it yourself, check around for prices on installation. It can be very costly to pay someone to do this for you. Also remember that the higher you lift the vehicle, the less stability it will have, especially around turns. Compare your options, choose wisely, install carefully, and then go have fun with a new lift kit.
Here are some companies you might want to check out:

Fabtech Motorsports
Welcome - Skyjacker
Pro Comp Suspension Systems
Superlift · www.superlift.com
Full-Traction Suspension - Suspension Lift Kits and Systems
RANCHO Suspension - Home
Trail Master Suspension - Suspension Pioneer for Over 30 Years
Black Diamond - Advanced Off-Road Equipment by Superlift · Superlift · www.superlift.com
 

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thanks slobra! will stock drive shafts and u-joints work with a lift 6" or more? i know i will wanna put stronger u-joints on it for sure, but not sure abut the driveshaft will need to be custom made for the application.
 

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thanks slobra! will stock drive shafts and u-joints work with a lift 6" or more? i know i will wanna put stronger u-joints on it for sure, but not sure abut the driveshaft will need to be custom made for the application.
I doubt it. Once you've decided what type of lift you're gonna use I'd call some of the companies and discuss the details.
 

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if you need any help at all i will help you with this.. i owned a 4x4 shop for 5 years and would be happy to teach you how to get it done.. pm me if you want help..

Scott L.
 

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sweet! as long as i can have it all built and rolling before the winter. its gonna be my mountian truck for the snowboard season! the magnum is nice, but to much torque on the ice to climb any mountains.
 

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I have a Fabtech on my truck and I put a Procomp on my brothers truck, I would say procomp for sure, very well built lift and is reasonable priced...
 
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